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Past Bethel College News: 2003

WEB Day to be offered at Bethel College for non-students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Women’s Association will sponsor Welcome to Education at Bethel (WEB) Day Saturday, Jan. 17, on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. This event, open to men and women, celebrates education through a day of … Read more

Bethel College prof takes part in Historic Peace Churches discussions

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Duane K. Friesen appreciates the focus that the World Council of Churches (WCC) has chosen for this decade. A theologian and advocate for peace and justice issues, Friesen is professor of Bible and religion at Bethel College in … Read more

MLA exhibit features Flags in Mennonite Spaces

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Staff at the Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) at Bethel College have put together an exhibit of Flags in Mennonite Spaces. Nearly all of the 48 images, which are currently on display at the MLA, are from the library’s … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host Halstead-Newton Bird Count

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kauffman Museum at Bethel College will sponsor the 55th annual Halstead-Newton Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 20. Participants will spend the day counting birds in a 15-mile area west of Newton, along with 55,000 … Read more

Bethel College May Concert to be heard on Radio Kansas Dec. 19

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Radio Kansas will air a performance by the Bethel College Oratorio Chorus and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on KHCC. The airing is a recording of a concert presented May 4 at Bethel College in … Read more

Bethel College to host Family Fest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College welcomes families of students to campus for Family Fest, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 and ending on Sunday, Feb. 22. Activities on Friday will include a time for parents to attend classes with … Read more

Kauffman Museum displays "From Russia with Art" exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Father Frost and Snowmaiden have arrived at Kauffman Museum in North Newton as part of a special showing of Russian folk art in an exhibit titled "From Russia with Art," which will be on display Dec. 4 through Jan. 4. An open … Read more

History and tradition surrounding Jan. 1 holiday in Russia

A portion of the "From Russia with Art" exhibit at Kauffman Museum is devoted to figurines of Father Christmas ( Ded Moroz ) and his granddaughter, the Snowmaiden ( Snegurochka ), who are thought to distribute presents on Dec. 31 as Russian families … Read more

Gandhi grandson draws crowd to Bethel College Peace Lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The challenge for peace is a global one, Rajmohan Gandhi believes. His speech, "Security in a bitter world: A superpower’s options," drew 600 people to Bethel College Dec. 5 to the evening Peace Lecture sponsored by the … Read more

Quotations from Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi covered a range of topics in his two lectures at Bethel College. Read on for some of the thoughts he shared on specific themes. Peace after Sept. 11, 2001: "After 9/11, which joined America to the suffering soil of the rest of our … Read more

Bethel College jazz ensembles to present winter concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College jazz ensembles will present a winter concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. The program will … Read more

Community invited to Bethel College Messiah Sing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College invites the community to join the college for the 16th annual Messiah Sing, planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 in Bethel College Mennonite Church on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. The event, … Read more

Bethel College Concert Choir to present holiday concert with Wichita Symphony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Concert Choir will present A Musical Holiday with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 in Century II Convention Hall. The free family holiday concert is sponsored by The Wichita Eagle. … Read more

Bethel College to present German Advent service

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College German and music departments will present Deutsche Weihnachten, a German Advent service, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 in Bethel College Mennonite Church on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Admission is … Read more

Bethel College Dance Ensemble, Dance Athletics to give Christmas recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Dance Ensemble, along with Dance Athletics will present "Excerpts from The Nutcracker" at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. … Read more

Rajmohan Gandhi to present Bethel College Peace Lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Rajmohan Gandhi will speak on "Security in a Bitter World: A Superpower’s Options" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, North Newton. The lecture is part of the 2003-04 Bethel … Read more

Bethel College forensics squad places at tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics squad took fifth place in school sweepstakes at the Midland Peacemaker Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb. Finishing as the top Kansas college, Bethel’s team … Read more

Bethel College students place in ACM programming competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student teams of computer programmers placed first and third among college and university teams from Kansas competing in the annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming … Read more

Schroeder to present Bethel College faculty seminar on Russian nursing care

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Long before the British nurse Florence Nightingale carried her lamp to care for the soldiers in the Crimea, Russian nurses were alleviating suffering through compassionate care. In Russia, however, the books that recorded that … Read more

Bethel College singers place at NATS

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College freshmen Ben Kliewer from Buhler and Caitlin Welch from Lawrence advanced to the final round in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 in Kearney, Neb. Kliewer … Read more

Bethel College to host dance concerts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A weekend of dance Nov. 21 to 23 at Bethel College in North Newton will celebrate biblical themes. Performers from Bethel College Dance Ensemble and the Oklahoma Dance Theatre will present concerts in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia to present fall concert under new conductor

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Sinfonia will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17 in Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Christopher Koch will conduct the Sinfonia for the first time. He joined the … Read more

Bethel College theater to present "Galileo"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College theater students will present "Galileo" by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 14 and 15 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. … Read more

Kaufmann / Janzen poster accepted at computer conference

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College graduate Reid Kaufmann and associate professor of computer science David Janzen presented a poster at the Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) conference in Anaheim, Calif., … Read more

Bethel College Bookstore gets new look

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A college bookstore that doesn’t sell textbooks may seem like an enterprise with an identity crisis. However, the newly-remodeled Bethel College Bookstore has no such affliction. Though its shelves are stocked with keychains … Read more

Hart to present Bethel College faculty seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Julie Hart, associate professor of sociology at Bethel College, will speak on "Grassroots peacebuilding in post-war Guatemala" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10 in the Administration Building Chapel, Bethel College. The lecture is … Read more

Hartshorn to present Staley lecture at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – C. Leo Hartshorn will present "Drumming for Peace: Rhythmic and Irenic Pedagogy or Teaching Peace with a Funky Beat" as part of the Bethel College Staley Lecture Series. Hartshorn will speak at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7, and … Read more

Tulsa artist to exhibit works in Bethel College Fine Arts Center Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Artist Michelle Martin of Tulsa, Okla., will display her prints and drawings Nov. 7 to 25 and Dec. 1 to 5 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College, North Newton. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 … Read more

Vanderburgh to present Natural Science Seminar at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – William L. Vanderburgh, professor of philosophy at Wichita State University, will present a lecture, "Galileo: Champion of Copernicanism," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Administration Building Chapel on the Bethel College … Read more

Professor from Germany to speak on children’s literature classic

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bettina Hofmann, a professor from Wuppertal, Germany, will visit the Bethel College campus in early November and speak on "How Uncle Tom’s Cabin Became a German Children’s Literature Classic." The lecture is set for 7:30 p.m., … Read more

Poet Jean Janzen to present Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Poet Jean Janzen from Fresno, Calif., will speak on the theme "Elements of Faithful Writing" Nov. 2 to 4 for the 52nd Menno Simons Lectureship series at Bethel College in North Newton. Janzen’s first lecture, "Mud: The Mound … Read more

Bethel College senior named Miss Asia in Wichita’s Asian Festival pageant

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Unita B. M. Kham was named Miss Asia 2003 at the Wichita Asian Association’s 23rd annual Asian Festival Oct. 25 in Century II’s convention hall in Wichita. Chosen from among nine Wichita-area contestants, … Read more

Bethel College vocal ensembles to perform in concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College men's and women’s vocal ensembles will perform in concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Administration Building Chapel on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. William Eash directs the ensembles. … Read more

Bethel College welcomes new faculty and staff

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College in North Newton announces the hiring of new faculty and staff. New teaching faculty Amy Barker, campus pastor and instructor for the youth ministry courses, is a 2002 graduate of Associated Mennonite … Read more

Bethel College fall enrollment sees rise in new students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A total of 470 students are enrolled this fall at Bethel College, compared to last year’s figure of 471. The college has 435 full-time students and 35 part-time. Total full-time equivalency (FTE) is 493.1, compared to 482 last … Read more

MC USA historian to speak at Bethel College’s Friends of MLA program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Historian John Sharp, Goshen, Ind., will speak on "Gatherers, Keepers and Evangelists: Stewards of the Corporate Memory" for the next Friends of the Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) program at Bethel College in North … Read more

Bethel College dedicates new KIPCOR home

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College community celebrated the dedication of Kaufman House as the new home for the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) Saturday, Oct. 4 during the college’s Fall Festival. The house, which … Read more

Lutheran-Mennonite dialogue planned for Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A long overdue conversation between Lutherans and Mennonites is planned for 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm, McPherson. The meeting, hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church and First Mennonite … Read more

Bethel College honors top students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College community honored its top students at an honors convocation Sept. 22. Academic Dean John Sheriff recognized 44 sophomores, juniors, seniors and fifth year students. Those honored had completed at least 30 … Read more

Bethel College Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk results

Please follow the link to find results from the Bethel College Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk held during Fall Festival on Oct. 4, in North Newton, Kan. Overall Female Results 1 Karen Sebes Hutchinson 24:26 2 Sharon Lehman Newton 24:37 3 Mary Alice … Read more

Juhnke to present "Mirror of the Martyrs" program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Who are the descendants of Protestant Reformation persecutors and persecuted? Are the stories of 16th century Christian martyrs relevant to believers today? These questions are the focus of the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum … Read more

Bethel College Peace Lecture Series scheduled to begin

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kay Pranis, a trainer and consultant on restorative philosophy and peacemaking practices, will present "Building Justice on a Foundation of Democracy, Caring and Mutual Responsibility," the first program in the 31st annual … Read more

Fairmount String Quartet to perform at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Fairmount String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. The quartet will present "String Quartet in … Read more

Saturday’s Fall Festival to offer entertainment for all ages

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The public is invited to Bethel College Fall Festival Oct. 2-5. The following programs are planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 on the campus in North Newton. 9 a.m. Schweitzer Dialect Program. Admission $5. Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts … Read more

J. Harold Moyer honored for musical compositions

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Composer J. Harold Moyer, who teaches music composition courses at Bethel College in North Newton, has been recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for the quality of his works written during … Read more

Bethel College to present musical "Quilters" during Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College in North Newton will present the musical "Quilters" four times during the college’s annual Fall Festival, Oct. 2-5. Director is Brent Noel, assistant professor of communication arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. … Read more

Kaufman House dedication planned for Bethel College Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Dedication of Kaufman House, the new location of Bethel College's Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), is set for 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2515 College Ave., on the Bethel College campus in North … Read more

Bethel College alumni to give math, science lectures

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College alumni Dan Flickinger, San Francisco, Calif., and Louise Hawkley, Homewood, Ill., will present lectures at the college’s annual Fall Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Flickinger will speak on … Read more

Bethel College Fine Arts Center gallery to show Goertzen photographs

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Photographer Don Goertzen of Newport, Wash., will display his photographs Oct. 2 to 26 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College in North Newton. The exhibit features photographs selected from Goertzen’s work as a … Read more

Kauffman Museum opens Mirror of Martyrs Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The traveling exhibit "Mirror of the Martyrs," which has been hosted in 66 locations across the United States and Canada, has found a permanent home in the Mirror of the Martyrs Gallery, a new addition to Kauffman Museum on the … Read more

Bethel College resident assistants start school year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN – Bethel College senior Christy Holler, McPherson, is beginning her second year as a member of the Bethel College residence life staff. As she settled into her room earlier this month, Holler reflected on the experience of helping … Read more

Kauffman Museum artifact stolen in 1994 found

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A ceremonial dance club, stolen from Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton, has been recovered, thanks to a local collector of American Indian artifacts. Keven Hiebert, rural Newton, found the artifact for sale on … Read more

Brauns to present stories from summer MDS experience in Micronesia

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – What do snorkeling, seashells and the South Pacific have to do with Mennonite Disaster Service? Kauffman Museum at Bethel College invites the public to the next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program "Typhoons, Tin Roofs, and … Read more

Family history topic for Friends of MLA program at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – "Family History beyond Names and Dates" is the program for the next Friends of the Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) program at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North … Read more

Bethel College to host 33rd annual Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College will host its 33rd annual Fall Festival Oct. 2-5. Food, entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, alumni gatherings, lectures and athletic events fill the schedule, with most events taking place on … Read more

High school students invited to campus visit at Bethel College

High school students and their parents are invited to visit Bethel College during the college’s Fall Festival, Oct. 2-5. Special activities are planned for high school students and parents who visit the college on Friday, Oct. 3. To register for a visit … Read more

Bethel College to host Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to participate in the Bethel College 5K Run, Jog or Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 4 in North Newton. This year the Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk follows a new course at the north and east … Read more

Bethel College President Epp compares college to campus Green

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Students settled into classes at Bethel College Sept. 2 after a weekend of activities devoted to developing relationships. Well-needed rain moved campus worship, athletic practices and other activities indoors during the … Read more

Bethel College campus pastor finds God in the tangibles

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College campus pastor Amy Barker finds God in the tangibles—in things that represent times and events when God is with her. Barker shared stories of her faith journey with the Bethel College community who gathered … Read more

Bethel College Alumni Association to sponsor area Thresher Golf Classic

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Alumni Association will host its 12th annual, four-person scramble golf tournament on Saturday morning, Sept. 20. The Newon-area tournament, held the third Saturday of September each year, promotes fellowship and … Read more

Bethel College art gallery to show Boyd works

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Monotypes and etchings by John Boyd are on exhibit Sept. 1 to 26 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College in North Newton. Boyd graduated from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing … Read more

Renovated Kaufman House opens its doors to KIPCOR

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - It was the Prexy’s house in the ‘30s and ‘40s, a modest home in North Newton that Bethel College President Ed.G. Kaufman, his wife Hazel and their children called home. In July, the residence, long ago deeded to Bethel College, … Read more

Kauffman Museum to open new gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kauffman Museum announces the grand opening of new exhibit space. Scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 at the museum on the Bethel College campus in North Newton, the event will open a permanent home for the traveling exhibit … Read more

Bethel College receives $500,000 estate gift

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College is the beneficiary of an estate gift valued at $500,000. The bequest from investment businessman Herbert S. Rempel, who died late last year in Pasadena, Calif., at the age of 102, places his name among Million Dollar … Read more

Two-day Kauffman Museum-First Bank tour scheduled to southwest Kansas

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Ever wonder about those new wind generators in western Kansas? Now is your chance to check them out. A September 25-26 bus tour from North Newton to southwest Kansas, sponsored by Kauffman Museum and First Bank of Newton, will … Read more

U.S. News ranks Bethel among top colleges in country

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Look no farther than Bethel College for one of the top schools in the country. For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report, the national news magazine that ranks colleges and universities each fall, has placed the … Read more

Mabee Observatory at Bethel College to host Mars Madness Weekend

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- A Mars Madness Weekend is scheduled for Aug. 29 and 30 at Mabee Observatory in Krehbiel Science Center (KSC), Bethel College, North Newton. The event will give students and the public the opportunity to use the observatory to observe … Read more

Bethel College set to open doors for fall semester

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College will open its doors to new and returning students Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 for a weekend of Fall Orientation and the start of the 2003-04 academic year. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 2. Athletes move in and start practices … Read more

New book includes chapters by retired Bethel College history faculty

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - A new book is out that relates to Bethel College history. It is "Shepherds, Servants and Prophets: Leadership among the Russian Mennonites (ca. 1880-1960)," edited by Harry Loewen (published by Pandora Press, co-published with … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia director seeks instrumentalists

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel Sinfonia, the resident chamber orchestra of Bethel College, is seeking area musicians interested in performing a variety of orchestral/chamber literature with this North Newton-based ensemble. Community members, college … Read more

Bethel College students, faculty research prairie plant communities

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - While many students know labs to be a part of science class during the school year, Bethel College biology majors Danielle Billings, senior from Hesston, and Emily (Skinner) Schmidt, junior from Clay Center, are spending their … Read more

Mabee Observatory at Bethel College opens for "The Summer Sky"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Bethel College’s Mabee Observatory in North Newton will be open to the public from 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2 for night sky viewing. The theme of the program is "The Summer Sky." Admission is free and open … Read more

Kauffman Museum, First Bank kick off bus trips

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The first bus tour in the year-long series of trips offered by Kauffman Museum and First Bank of Newton is scheduled for Aug. 9. "Cabins, Calico and a Big Brute!" is a family-oriented trip for age six through adult to southeast … Read more

Kauffman Museum to display Mennonite Disaster Service special exhibition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - They bring shovels and tool belts. They bring cooks and caseworkers. They bring pickup trucks, cell phones, guitars and hymnals. They come at a moment’s notice and stay for a week or for months. They are Mennonite Disaster … Read more

Bethel College economics professor receives international award

A Bethel College professor has distinguished himself as an international leader in the food and agribusiness industry. Michael W. Woolverton, professor of economics, has received the Fellows Award from the International Food and Agribusiness Management … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host fourth annual Butterfly Count

If Hayhurst’s scallopwings and pearl crescents are some of your favorite insects, the fourth annual Harvey County Butterfly Count will interest you. The count is scheduled for Saturday, July 12. At 8:30 a.m. volunteers will meet at Kauffman Museum at … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host July 13 program on silkworms in Kansas

Kauffman Museum invites the public to the next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program set for 2 p.m., July 13 at the museum. The program, "Reeling in the Past: Kansas Pioneers and Silk" will focus on silk production in Kansas in the 1870s, the … Read more

Bethel College president announces new appointments in marketing, enrollment

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College President E. LaVerne Epp announces new appointments at the North Newton college to fill leadership roles in marketing and enrollment. LaVonne Mullet, Hesston, began June 2 as vice president of Marketing and … Read more

Tuttle named new track and field coach at Bethel College

Bethel College announced Tuesday Tracy Tuttle has been named head track and field coach at the school. Tuttle, an assistant track coach at Bethel, succeeds Gerry Sieber, who recently announced his resignation. Tuttle has competed in track for 18 … Read more

Broadway at Bethel summer camp to present "Brigadoon"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Broadway at Bethel Music Theater Camp will present the Lerner and Loewe musical "Brigadoon" at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is $5. All seating is general admission. … Read more

Bethel College student awarded fellowship for theological education

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Jason R. Schmidt, Whitewater, has been selected as a 2003 Fund for Theological (FTE) Education Undergraduate Fellow. Selected by the Atlanta-based FTE organization, Schmidt will attend the FTE Summer … Read more

Bethel College students participate in summer Ministry Inquiry Program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College students Laura Kautz, Kelley O’Reilly, Sam Schrag, and Curtis Shoup are learning about pastoral ministry this summer. Their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) will provide them with leadership … Read more

Bethel College announces spring semester honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Associate Registrar Kay Schmidt has announced the names of Bethel College students whose grades for spring semester have earned the students academic distinction. Students named to the Dean’s List (3.7 to 4.0 … Read more

Bethel College to host Music Camp

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Student musicians are invited to Bethel College Music Camp, which runs June 15 to 20 at the college in North Newton. The camp is open to singers and instrumentalists entering grades eight to 12. Bethel music faculty as well as high … Read more

Bethel College grants degrees to 99 graduates

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - President E. LaVerne Epp conferred baccalaureate degrees upon 99 graduates during Bethel College commencement ceremonies May 25 in Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. Thirty-six percent of the graduates were honored for … Read more

Clothing for refugees connects Palestinian family to Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - On May 25, Aziza Hasan became the second member of the second generation of her family to graduate from Bethel College. That’s not so unusual. But how the first generation got to Bethel College is. In 1948, the Hasan family was … Read more

Kauffman Museum day camp to explore topic of silkworms in Kansas

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kansas and silkworms? Kansas -- the silk capital of the world? While today Kansas and silk don’t seem as compatible as Kansas and wheat, more than a century ago the state showed promise of becoming the silk capital of the world. A … Read more

Kauffman Museum to offer Uncle Carl’s Summer Camps

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Uncle Carl’s Summer Camps at Kauffman Museum in North Newton will offer six weeks of interactive day camps for children ages four to 14. Instructor Joyce Lent, a naturalist at Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita, will lead "It’s a … Read more

McCabe-Juhnke receives Schrag Teaching Award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College honored John McCabe-Juhnke, professor of communication arts, with the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award at Commencement ceremonies May 25. The award is given to a faculty member judged to have made an … Read more

Peters claims All-American status in track

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College senior Yvette Peters, Goessel, finished her collegiate track career an All-American. She took sixth in the finals of the women’s 400 meter dash at the 2003 Garmin-NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 22-24 … Read more

Bethel College Collegian staff wins KACP awards

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College journalism students received awards of excellence at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press awards ceremony last month. More than 43 colleges and universities in the state gather each spring to compete for awards in … Read more

Kauffman Museum to present Outlaw Radio program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kauffman Museum will present Newtonian Levi Goossen as disc jockey Paul Kallinger in the one-man show, "A Renegade Broadcast on Outlaw Radio: Re-creation of XERF Radio of the ‘40s and ‘50s." The program is planned for 3:30 p.m., … Read more

Bethel College alumni choir to tour Europe

NORTH NEWTON, KANSAS, U.S.A.--Bethel College Alumni Choir, a group of 32 Bethel College alumni and their spouses, will travel in June for a 13-day, six-concert tour of Europe. Although student choirs have traveled to Europe before, this is the first … Read more

Smith awarded Bethel College Thresher Award in Social Work

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Cindi S. Smith, a social work major from Hutchinson, received the Thresher Award in Social Work during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, … Read more

Bethel College student to present senior trumpet recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Benjamin Lichti, a Bethel College student from Newton, will present his senior trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Gingrich-Gaylord awarded Bethel College Thresher Award in Music

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College senior Ian Gingrich-Gaylord, an art and music major from Wichita, received the Thresher Award in Music during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, … Read more

Kaufman awarded Bethel College Thresher Award in Mathematics

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College senior Amy Kaufman, a mathematical sciences major from Marion, S.D., received the Thresher Award in Mathematics during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring … Read more

Klein awarded Bethel College Thresher Award in Psychology

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College senior Michael Klein, a psychology major from Durham, received the Bethel College Thresher Award in Psychology during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring … Read more

Graber, Hasan awarded Bethel College Thresher Awards in Forensics

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College seniors Christopher Ryan Graber and Aziza Hasan received Thresher Awards in Forensics during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, recognizes … Read more

Schmidt awarded Bethel College Thresher Award in Physics

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College senior Luke Schmidt, a chemistry and physics major from Peabody, received the Thresher Award in Physics during the college’s annual Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, … Read more

Bethel College honors students at Awards Convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College students were honored at the college’s Awards Convocation May 12. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, recognizes academic excellence. Thresher Awards Seven graduating Bethel College seniors … Read more

Bethel College student to present senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Soprano Kate Mueller, a Bethel College student from Appleton, Wis., will present her senior voice recital at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open … Read more

Friesen gift establishes Global Ministries Internship Endowment at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Family members of the late Waldo H. and Linda L. (Zielke) Friesen have established in their memory a Global Ministries Internship Endowment at Bethel College in cooperation with Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church USA. … Read more

Bethel College graduate awarded first in state history competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College graduate Jacob Gunden, a 2002 history major, submitted the winning undergraduate paper in the Kansas History Teachers Association Awards for Scholarly Papers in History competition sponsored by the Kansas History … Read more

Kauffman Museum programs to tell about horses, family farm

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Kauffman Museum programs on May 18 will feature horse and farm themes. Admission to the Sunday programs is free and open to the public. North Newton resident Harold D. Thieszen, with his Arabian mare named Glitter, will present … Read more

Bethel College student to present senior piano recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Ian Gingrich-Gaylord will present his senior piano recital at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. The … Read more

Bethel College to hold Undergraduate Research Symposium

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - More than two dozen Bethel College students will present results of their research at the college's first Undergraduate Research Symposium Saturday morning, May 10 on campus. The presentations begin at 9 a.m. and are expected to run … Read more

Bethel College to honor graduates, alumni

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College will honor graduating seniors and returning alumni during end-of-year celebrations May 23-25 on campus. The college will celebrate the commencement of its 110th graduating class at 2:30 p.m., May 25 in Memorial Hall. … Read more

Wildwood Valley Boys to perform at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Wildwood Valley Boys, a traditional bluegrass group, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 19 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Children 12 and … Read more

Sprunger to present Bethel College Commencement address

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Keith Sprunger will speak at Bethel College's 110th commencement, set for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25 in Memorial Hall on campus. Sprunger, who is Bethel College's Oswald H. Wedel Professor of History Emeritus, has titled his … Read more

Bethel College Alumni Association announces award recipients for spring 2003

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Alumni Association will honor three outstanding alumni during the college's Alumni Weekend May 23 to 25 on campus. Rosalind Enns Andreas, Essex, Vt., will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. William E. Dunn … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia to present Concerto Concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Sinfonia will perform a Concerto Concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College, North Newton. Conductors are Don Kehrberg and Nancy Johnson. This will be the last Sinfonia concert that … Read more

Bethel College jazz students to present Jazz on the Plaza

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Thresher Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present Jazz on the Plaza at 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 on the plaza near Memorial Hall at Bethel College, North Newton. Director is Stephen Jones. Admission is free and open … Read more

Bethel College art seniors exhibit works in Fine Arts Center Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Fine Arts Center Gallery will exhibit works by graduating senior art majors in the gallery's final show of the academic year, May 2 through 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. A reception … Read more

Kauffman Museum and First Bank of Newton to offer bus trips

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kauffman Museum, in collaboration with First Bank of Newton, is gearing up for another round of bus trips, beginning in late summer. The series of nine trips will include both day and overnight excursions to multiple sites in a … Read more

Bethel College student flutist to present senior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Amanda Sazama from Edna will present her senior flute and piccolo recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 9 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Bethel College to stage "The Physicists"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Theater Arts students will present "The Physicists," a drama by playwright Friederich Dürrenmatt (translation by James Kirkup), at 7:30 p.m., May 8, 9 and 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the Bethel … Read more

Kauffman Museum to celebrate Earth Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton, will hold a bird walk and frog field trip in honor of Earth Day 2003. The activities are scheduled on the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Both events begin at … Read more

Bethel College student group protests U.S. action in Iraq

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Red was the color for the week of April 7-11 as Bethel College students protested the war with Iraq by taking on a "Code Red" theme. Planned by members of the Students for Social Change Club (SSC) at Bethel College, the Code Red … Read more

May Concert to be presented at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Oratorio Chorus and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present their May Concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College in North Newton. Conductor is William Eash, director of choirs at … Read more

Bethel College to host Dance Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Dance Ensemble will host a Dance Festival April 25 and 26 to celebrate National Dance Week. A dance concert, contra dance and dance competition are scheduled for the festival. "Dancing is a great way to have fun and … Read more

Bethel College announces names of leaders for sports campaign

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College has named leaders for its sports campaign. Preliminary plans for the campaign include the development of an on-campus football stadium around the current Schmidt Track, a lighted soccer field, new areas for field … Read more

Service Day gives Bethel College students a chance to give back to community

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Bethel College community participated in its annual Service Day on April 9, a day when classes closed to allow students, faculty and staff the opportunity to commit to doing community service. About 225 college volunteers … Read more

Low German stories to be told at next Kauffman Museum program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Do stories sound funnier in Low German? Are memories sharper when described in the language of one's childhood? Tales of growing up in Hillsboro, Kan., and Mountain Lake, Minn., will highlight the next … Read more

Bethel College art students show works in Fine Arts Center Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Art works by Bethel College students are on display in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College April 4 to 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. The … Read more

Bethel College student organist to present recital on two organs

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Christopher Shaw will present an organ recital at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21. The recital will be played on organs in two locations on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Shaw will play the Dobson … Read more

Bethel College mathematics major takes first for "Piano Mover's Problem" presentation

Bethel College senior mathematics major Amy Kaufman, Marion, S.D., presented a student talk at the annual meeting of the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), on April 5 at Fort Hays State University in Hays. Her talk, "The … Read more

Bethel College psychology students recognized for research

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College senior psychology majors made presentations at a national conference last month and have had their research highlighted in other ways. The three students attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in … Read more

Belgian psychologist to speak at Bethel College on psychosis in everyday life

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Psychologist Philippe A.E.G. Delespaul from Maastricht University in the Netherlands will talk Friday, April 4 at Bethel College in North Newton. He will speak on "Psychotic Symptoms in Daily Life" from noon to 1 p.m. in Seminar … Read more

Bethel College invites children and youth to attend summer camp

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Youth are invited to Bethel College to participate in summer camps. The Bethel College camp schedule includes programming for basketball, cross-country, football, music, music theater, science, soccer and volleyball. The schedule … Read more

Bethel College Concert Choir home concert after tour in eastern states

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The 49-voice Bethel College Concert Choir toured in four eastern states during the college’s spring break. Performances were scheduled for March 23-30 in Mennonite churches and high schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia and … Read more

Bethel College to host Messier Madness Marathon in Mabee Observatory

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Mabee Observatory in Krehbiel Science Center at Bethel College will be having a party on April 4 as sky watchers, in the observatory as well as on the Web, gather for a Messier Madness Marathon. Beginning around 7 p.m., the marathon … Read more

Kathryn, Matthew and Friends to give faculty recital at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kathryn, Matthew and Friends, a faculty voice recital at Bethel College, will feature the talents of musicians from the faculties of Bethel and Hesston colleges as well as alumni of Bethel and a retired professor from Tabor College. … Read more

Bethel College psychology professor to speak about online experiments

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Psychology professor Dwight Krehbiel will present the next Bethel College faculty seminar at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 7 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. The lecture is part of the 2002-03 Faculty … Read more

Cantus To Present HBPA Concert

HESSTON, KAN. - Cantus, a 10-member a capella vocal ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Hesston College's Yost Center. The concert is the final performance in the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season. HBPA chair Jake … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia Strings and Winds to present spring concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Sinfonia Strings and Winds will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave., Newton. Conductors are Nancy Johnson and Don Kehrberg. Admission … Read more

Darrell Wiens to present biology lecture, workshop at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College alumnus and former biology instructor Darrell Wiens returns to campus in early April to present a biology lecture and workshop. Wiens is professor of biology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He will … Read more

Bethel College Board of Directors holds spring meetings

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Board of Directors met March 6-8 on campus. The time together included a dinner with faculty and staff, small group discussions with panels of faculty and students, reports from administrators and faculty and a … Read more

Hostetler to present next Friends of MLA Lecture at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Ann Hostetler will present "Mennonites, Indians, Poetry, and Peace: Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr and the Southern Cheyenne’ at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Her lecture … Read more

Bethel College forensics team travels to nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. ñ It's on to nationals for six members of the Bethel College forensics team. Daniel Anderson, Chris Graber, Aziza Hasan, Jeremy Schrag, Sam Schrag and Eric Stucky have earned the opportunity to compete at the American Forensics … Read more

Exchange of ideas needed to improve Muslim-Christian relations

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Muslims and Christians from central Kansas who gathered at Bethel College Mennonite Church on March 7 were keenly aware of a world situation that seemed to highlight differences between the two faiths. A community potluck and … Read more

Scholar of Bach organ music to perform at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - George H. Ritchie, one of the world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach organ music, will present an organ recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 4 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is … Read more

Kauffman Museum plans Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Justina Neufeld, North Newton, will share the story of her family's experience in World War II for the next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program at Kauffman Museum. Her program, "Memory's Fabric: The Saga of a Russian Girl," will … Read more

A Botanical Microcosm at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - While most outdoor flora await the arrival of spring, plants inside the Lattner Conservatory, the new greenhouse in Bethel College’s Krehbiel Science Center, have been growing strong all winter, due to technology, classes and the … Read more

Bethel College to add Golf and Cross Country for Fall 2003

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.--Bethel College athletic director Diane Flickner announces the addition of men’s and women’s golf and cross country to the sports offered by Bethel College for the 2003-2004 academic year. "We feel that the addition of golf and … Read more

Charles Snowdon to speak on primate behavior at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Psychologist Charles T. Snowdon from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present two lectures Monday, March 17 at Bethel College in North Newton. He will speak on "Primate Family Values: Monogamy and Cooperative Infant Care" at … Read more

Bethel College honors Young Alumni Award recipients

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - "To see one’s job as a calling is to feel that you are in the place God wants you to be," alumnus Paul Schrag told students after the Bethel College Alumni Association honored him and Wendy Funk Schrag at the Bethel College Young … Read more

Bethel College Concert Choir to tour in eastern states

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The 49-voice Bethel College Concert Choir will tour in four eastern states during the college’s spring break. Performances are scheduled for March 23-30 in Mennonite churches and high schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia … Read more

Thresher Seniors Lead Threshers to NAIA National Tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.--After winning the 1999 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship in his first season, Thresher head coach Gary Chupp could have opted for a quick fix in building a basketball program at Bethel College. … Read more

Bethel College FAC gallery to show Keating paintings

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - "The Greek Influence," abstract oil paintings by Roger Keating of Halstead, are on exhibit March 7 to 21 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College in North Newton. Keating graduated from Bethel College in 1996 and studied … Read more

Women’s Basketball Team Advances to KCAC Tournament Semifinals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.-- The Bethel College women’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the KCAC women’s basketball postseason tournament with a 95-83 upset win over Southwestern College Thursday night in the quarterfinals at Stewart Field House … Read more

Bethel Men's Basketball advances to semifinals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.--The Bethel College men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the KCAC men’s basketball postseason tournament with a 94-87 win over Kansas Wesleyan University Wednesday night in the quarterfinals at Thresher Gym. They will … Read more

Bethel Men’s Basketball Wins Conference Championship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.--The Bethel College men’s basketball team won the 2002-2003 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship, earning an automatic bid to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II National … Read more

Bethel College Thresher Jazz to present concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Thresher Jazz groups will present a concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 in Krehbiel Auditorium Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, North Newton. Director is Stephen Jones, instructor of music at Bethel College. … Read more

Meal, discussion on Christian-Muslim relations set for next Bethel College Peace Lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) of Bethel College invites members of the Christian and Muslim communities to a potluck meal, followed by a panel discussion on Friday, March 7 at the Bethel College … Read more

The Klezmatics to present next Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Klezmatics will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 in Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton. The event is part of the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series. The concert replaces Kol Simcha, … Read more

Bethel College musicians to premier new works by music composition major

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Reid Kaufmann will present his senior composition recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. The recital will offer premier performances for … Read more

Retired Bethel history prof writes history of lectureship series

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Renowned church historians Roland Bainton and Martin Marty, important church leaders such as Martin Niemoeller of Germany and leading theologians from John Howard Yoder to Gordon Kaufman all share a unique link with Bethel College. … Read more

Bethel College theater students to present "Sylvia"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College theater students will present "Sylvia," a farce by A.R. Gurney, at 7:30 p.m., March 13, 14 and 15 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for … Read more

Bethel College to host potter for Greer Fine Arts series

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Potter Chris Wolff from Fort Collins, Colo., will present a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 7 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. The lecture is part of the Greer Fine Arts Visiting … Read more

Walk for Peace draws 420 to rally at Harvey County Courthouse

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - "It is time to end our romance with militarism." - Jim Juhnke, Walk for Peace rally, Feb. 15, Newton, Kansas The Bethel College community marched for peace Feb. 15, united in heart with millions of anti-war protesters who marched … Read more

Bible lecturer to speak on Left Behind series

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bible lecturer Loren L. Johns will present a Bethel College convocation on "The Left Behind Series: A Vision of How God Acts and How Christians Act" at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the North … Read more

Bethel College lamplighting honors upperclass nursing students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Bethel College nursing department will honor 14 students in a Lamplighting Ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. The ceremony honors upperclass nursing students for … Read more

Bethel College cellist to present senior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Jonathan Wiebe will present his senior cello recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Bethel College, community musicians to perform at KMEA

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College musicians as well as singers and instrumentalists from the wider Newton community will perform at the Kansas Music Educators Convention Feb. 27 and 28 at Century II in Wichita. Musicians for the two mini-concerts … Read more

Selections from Bethel College May Concert to be aired Feb. 16 on KHCC

Listen to Sunday Best on Radio Kansas (KHCC 90.1 FM) at 9 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 to hear selections from the May Concert, performed at Bethel College last spring. The broadcast will feature the Bethel College Oratorio Chorus performance of Joseph … Read more

Astronomy class appeals to Bethel College students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Universe and its Structure, one of Bethel College’s popular January interterm classes, drew 37 students from all disciplines during its first year in Krehbiel Science Center. "There is always a mix of students," says Tracy … Read more

Bethel College sophomore spends January in the Windy City

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Chicago was named the "Windy City" for its abundance of big-talking developers, but anyone who has waited outside for a tardy CTA bus at 8 in the morning in the middle of a January cold streak understands the nickname to have an … Read more

Bethel College science lecture to focus on plant proteins

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bruce J. Heyen will lecture on "Cells, Celery and Calcium: Proteins Involved in Plant Stress Management" at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 in room 121, Krehbiel Science Center at Bethel College. His talk on the North Newton campus will … Read more

Bethel College to host Parents and Family Weekend

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Parents and Family Weekend at Bethel College is scheduled for Feb. 15 and 16 with a variety of activities planned for family members of current students. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Parents Association, … Read more

Bethel College literature students respond to Chicago interterm

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - "To be white was to be a minority. That’s a situation I’ve rarely been in," said Bethel College senior Joy Blackburn, after being part of an audience that heard civil rights leader Jesse Jackson speak at a political rally in Chicago … Read more

AGC of Kansas honors Eby for Bethel’s Krehbiel Science Center

NORTH NEWTON - Bethel College’s new Krehbiel Science Center (KSC) is in the news again. The quality of its construction has earned Martin K. Eby Construction, Co., Inc., the Award of Excellence from the Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Inc. … Read more

Dave Pietro Jazz Quartet to play at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Dave Pietro Jazz Quartet will play in concert at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, North Newton. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Children 12 and under will be … Read more

Spokesperson for U. S. Muslims to present Bethel College Peace Lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Maher Hathout, a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community, will lecture on "U.S. Foreign Policy: Its Effect on Christian/Muslim Relations in the United States" for the next Bethel College Peace Lecture. He will speak … Read more

Bethel College professor to speak on role of Catholic Church in German Democratic Republic

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College German professor Merle Schlabaugh will speak on "The Unique Role of the Roman Catholic Church in the German Democratic Republic" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 [ UPDATE: the lecture has been moved to March 3 ] in the … Read more

Bethel College students travel to Chicago during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Bethel College students will spend Jan. 23 to 27 in Chicago, during the college's January learning term. The course, Understanding Literature, is led by Ami Regier, associate professor of English. In Chicago, students will receive … Read more

FAC Gallery displays Whorf art exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Bethel College Fine Arts Center Gallery will display the works of artist Sarah Whorf from Feb. 2 through 28. Her show "Recent Work" contains prints and collages. "Printmaking is collage without glue. My abstract prints have … Read more

Walk for Peace planned for Feb. 15

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Area college students have organized a Walk for Peace to demonstrate against United States military action in Iraq. Participants will gather at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 in front of the Bethel College Administration Building in … Read more

Bethel College Young Alumni Award recipients announced

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Bethel College Alumni Awards Committee announces two of the college’s 1986 graduates, Paul Schrag and Wendy Funk Schrag of Newton, as recipients of the 2003 Young Alumni Awards. They will be honored at 10 a.m., Monday, March 3 … Read more

Astronomer to speak at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Laurence A. Marschall, recognized for his work in astronomy education and the use of computers in astronomy, will speak Feb. 6 and 7 at Bethel College in North Newton. He will present three lectures. The first program, "ExtraSolar … Read more

Bethel College students safe during Jerusalem interterm trip

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College students traveling with professor Patty Shelly during the January interterm trip to Jerusalem are safe, following reports of violence in the Middle East. "We did not hear about the bombings in Tel Aviv until late … Read more

Bethel College students to participate in Collaborative Theater Tour during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Bethel College theater students will present William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" during a regional tour in January. Participants in the interterm theater trip will learn and participate in a variety of theater roles to prepare for the … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host Kansas Day party

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kansas has a birthday, and Kauffman Museum at Bethel College is throwing the party. Celebrate Kansas Day! activities will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25 at the museum in North Newton. The party will commemorate … Read more

Macbeth goes to church

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. Macbeth is going to church. The Shakespearean tragedy with its witches, blood and violence will be presented by a Bethel College touring troupe during the college's January interterm. Performances are planned on campus and in Colorado … Read more

Bethel College students travel to Guatemala during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- A group of Bethel College students will spend the month of January participating in the course Poverty Seminar-Guatemala, led by associate professor of sociology Julie Hart. The course will examine the origins, conditions and … Read more

Bethel College students to travel to Jerusalem during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Bethel College students will spend January in Israel and Palestine during a three-week course, titled Jerusalem Seminar, led by associate professor of Bible and religion Patty Shelly. In Jerusalem the group will survey the religions … Read more

Bethel College students to study in Chicago

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Four Bethel College students will spend the month of January studying at Chicago's Urban Life Center. With this program, students will learn about the city by studying, working and living in Chicago. Through the Urban Life Center, … Read more

Bethel College students to spend January in New York City

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- A group of Bethel College students will spend the January term in New York City. Students will take a course called Public History in an Urban Setting, led by Hilda Regier, a Bethel College alumna who lives in New York City. The … Read more

Bethel College to host community event for MLK Jr. Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The public is invited to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebration, set for 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20. Hosted by Bethel College, the two-hour program will be held in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the North Newton … Read more

Bethel College awarded grant of more than $48,000 for teacher education

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Kansas State Board of Education has awarded Bethel College in North Newton a $48,776 grant for the teacher education department. The funds will be used to assist in developing and implementing an evaluation system to assess what … Read more

Bethel College to host community event for MLK Jr. Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The public is invited to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebration, set for 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20. Hosted by Bethel College, the two-hour program will be held in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the North Newton … Read more

ACCK to host expert on introducing ideas into organizations

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Linda Rising, an expert in the area of object technologies, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 in room 112, Melhorn Science Hall at McPherson College. The lecture title and also the title of Rising’s soon-to-be-published book is … Read more

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